Assessments

Adding Assessments to the Hiring Process

Your hiring process should provide the opportunity to gain a lot of insight about candidates. But if your process is like most organizations’ – resume, interview, background check, reference check – you could be missing out on some critical information that can mean a big difference in the success of your students and schools. Read more about Adding Assessments to the Hiring Process

What Steps Should Be Taken Before You Can Start Testing

A critical part of the job candidate screening process is testing. Here’s what you should know before you begin…

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2014 GED Assessment Targets for Math

With the addition of a new year, we continue to inch closer to the implementation of the 2014 GED® Test. As an educator, being prepared for the new test is extremely important if you want your students to be successful. Read more about 2014 GED Assessment Targets for Math

Non-Proctored vs. Proctored Assessments

Now more than ever, efficiency is at a premium for employers and educational institutions, as both are trying to find ways to do more with less time and fewer resources. To meet this demand, institutions might consider using a non-proctored assessment (vs. a proctored one), meaning they can be taken from any location with a high-speed Internet connection, and at any time convenient to the test taker. 

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Understanding Cut Scores: They’re Not Just Random Numbers!

Our tests are unique in that often the same assessment is recommended for a variety of different positions. Unfortunately, the versatility of our assessments is sometimes confusing for new users. After all, how can the same test work for a fast food cashier and a CEO?    Read more about Understanding Cut Scores: They’re Not Just Random Numbers!

What is the Difference Between the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test and GAIN?

Given my occupation, I spend a great deal of time meeting with people and discussing our products. One question I am often asked is what is the difference between the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test and the Wonderlic General Assessment of Instructional Needs (GAIN)®. While they both assess basic math and verbal skills, their purposes are very different.

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Student Admissions: What do You Need to Test For?

With enrollment in higher education down, it is now more important than ever that we do everything possible to bring in student candidates that have the best opportunities to succeed and stay through completion. This starts with the student admissions process.

First, we need to start by testing every student applicant. This means making sure you’re asking the right questions, like: Read more about Student Admissions: What do You Need to Test For?

Proctored vs. Non-Proctored Testing: What to Consider

If you are familiar with assessments, you have probably heard the terms proctored and non-proctored. While it seems like the meaning of these terms should be fairly self-explanatory, there are several factors that go into a proctored or non-proctored test that you should consider when deciding on what is best for you.

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What is Item Response Theory (IRT)?

Validation, implementation, and maintenance are major components of the research and development that goes into creating useful tests. Advances in the field of psychometrics such as Item Response Theory (IRT) allow for more accurate assessment of test takers.

What is IRT?

IRT represents a general framework for understanding the relationship between an individual’s standing on an underlying factor (e.g., a particular skill, ability, or trait) and their responses to assessment items designed to measure that underlying factor. Read more about What is Item Response Theory (IRT)?

Wonderlic: Making History

Hear from the CEO and President of Wonderlic, Charlie Wonderlic, on risk taking, the advantages of a family-owned business, and what sets Wonderlic apart from other test publishers.

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